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New industry group formed to focus on Halal Issues within the UK meat Sector

| 16/12/2009 | Reply
New industry group formed to focus on Halal Issues within the UK meat Sector

In the UK the Halal Steering Group, made up of nine members, has been put
together to guide work in the Halal sector and act as a forum for
issues related to Halal meat and will meet for the first time early in
the New Year. The move follows several months of dedicated work by Eblex and industry.

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HIG to host world’s first conference between Islamic finance, halal players

| 15/12/2009 | Reply
HIG to host world’s first conference between Islamic finance, halal players

BRITAIN’S Halal Industries Group plc (HIG) will host the world’s first
Halal Capital Markets Conference in London on 24-28 May 2010. The event aims to bring together players in the halal food production and
Islamic finance.

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Why we must ban export of live sheep

| 15/12/2009 | Reply
Why we must ban export of live sheep

Australians may
think of themselves as animal lovers, yet our laws allow many animals
to suffer a lifetime of cruelty in the name of profit.

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Netherlands: School backs down from halal-only Christmas meal

| 14/12/2009 | Reply
Netherlands: School backs down from halal-only Christmas meal

Nice gesture from a school in the Netherlands to make their annual Christmas dinner Halal for the 10 students in the school who are Muslim. However, I would tend to agree with the parents who opposed the decision on this one. Christmas is in no way a Muslim holiday, so Muslims should be given the option not to attend it or, if they want to attend it, they should do so knowing that they are celebrating with Christians in the way they celebrate their religious holiday. Muslim parents must know these issues will come up when they register their children in a Catholic school in the first place, so should not expect concessions for their children other than permission not to attend. Next stop Easter.

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Welcome to Nature’s Bounty All-Natural Halal Meat Farm!

| 11/12/2009 | Reply
Welcome to Nature’s Bounty All-Natural Halal Meat Farm!

Nature’s Bounty is a family-owned farm/CA state inspected meat facility in Vacaville,

California that offers all-natural, farm-fresh Halal lamb, goat, and beef. All animals are naturally fed, without the use of hormones or chemicals, and are treated humanely.

Let’s hope more businesses like this start up because All-Natural Halal meat is certainly in demand!

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The Pre-stunning Ritual Halal slaughter debate

| 10/12/2009 | Reply
The Pre-stunning Ritual Halal slaughter debate

At the World Secure Food Chain conference 2-4 December 2009, in Hong
Kong, Al Islami Foods
said that meat obtained from non-stunned animals is healthier and has a
longer shelf life.

And non-Halal and stunned meat is highly questionable, quoting a
research conducted by the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research on
the same subject.


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UK flags new rules to strengthen meat traceability

| 10/12/2009 | Reply
UK flags new rules to strengthen meat traceability

New supply chain regulations designed to beef up the ‘farm to fork’
traceability of cattle, sheep and goats sent to slaughter will come
into force in the UK from the beginning of next year.

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Alcohol Free Handwash

| 09/12/2009 | Reply
Alcohol Free Handwash

A British firm said that it had solved a potential hygiene problem
for Muslims by inventing an alcohol-free handwash that has been
certified as “halal”.

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Brazilian Halal Beef exports On the Rise

| 08/12/2009 | Reply
Brazilian Halal Beef exports On the Rise

Bovine meat exports from the Brazilian state, Mato Grosso, to the
Middle East in October grew 41 per cent in comparison with September.
Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Dubai, Qatar, Bahrain and Lebanon were the leading
buyers.

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SJK Products Launches Onepure alcohol free, natural sanitising handgel

| 04/12/2009 | Reply
SJK Products Launches Onepure alcohol free, natural sanitising handgel

Based
on a 900-year Old Formula: This combination of natural ingredients was
originally discovered in the 12th century by Genghis Khan’s Mongol
Empire. Its efficacy in killing germs may have been a major
contribution towards bringing about the Mongol Empire’s military
supremacy.

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Kluber Awarded Halal Certification for Lubricants

| 03/12/2009 | Reply
Kluber Awarded Halal Certification for Lubricants

Klüber
Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, now
offers a full line of Halal certified lubricants. With more than 100
products carrying the Halal designation, Klüber has the largest number
of lubricant choices for food processing equipment in the world.

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First Fully Halal Hotel in Capetown

| 03/12/2009 | Reply
First Fully Halal Hotel in Capetown

This will be Capetown’s first halal
hotel run by an organisation which not only prides itself on it’s core
values of honesty, integrity and respect, it also offers an
alcohol-free or “dry” environment.

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Centralia shop in US specializes in processing Islamic food

| 01/12/2009 | Reply
Centralia shop in US specializes in processing Islamic food

Gene Huguenin is a Christian and Marine Corps veteran. He is also the
owner of a Centralia meat processing plant in the state of Washington, USA, that butchers goats, sheep
and beef according to strict Islamic religious standards for shipment
to Muslim customers around the world.
The Huguenins started producing halal meat about 50 days ago to
provide halal meat to much of the West Coast and beyond.

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China’s Halal food makes headway in Brunei

| 28/11/2009 | Reply
China’s Halal food makes headway in Brunei

THE Haoyue Halal Meat Company is one of the meat suppliers in the
Sultanate. It will begin its planning beginning 2010 when the 11th of a
five year-plan ends.

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Japanese Scholar Advises Brunei Smes

| 27/11/2009 | Reply
Japanese Scholar Advises Brunei Smes

Bruneian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
need to capitalise on the Sultanate’s good name to get their products
exported, particularly in the Japanese high-end retail market, a
visiting Japanese academician said yesterday.

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China Expo To Raise Profile As Brunei Gateway

| 26/11/2009 | Reply
China Expo To Raise Profile As Brunei Gateway

The lack of publicity and understanding of
CAEXPO led to a smaller than usual Brunei participation in this year’s
5th China ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) held in late October. However Nong Rong, Vice Secretary General and Vice Director General
of China Asean Expo Secretariat, has promised that things are about to
change as CAEXPO is looking to increase its efforts to “bridge”
Brunei’s entrepreneurs with Chinese businessmen.

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Brazil – 300 companies certified Halal

| 24/11/2009 | Reply
Brazil – 300 companies certified Halal

300 Brazilian companies have already received halal certification,
guaranteeing that their products may be consumed in Muslim companies
reports The Brazil-Arab News Agency.  “Ninety per cent of
Brazilian companies are currently getting ready to receive halal
certification,” Ali Saifi, Vice President of the Centre for Promotion
of Islam to Latin America (CDIAL) told The Brazil-Arab News Agency.

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When Halal Isn’t Enough

| 24/11/2009 | Reply
When Halal Isn’t Enough

Eid al-Adha is almost here and Muslims across the world are preparing
to commemorate Prophet Abraham’s near-sacrifice of his son Ismael by
doing what we do best: eating lots and lots of meat. At the heart of this celebration however, especially in the West, is
the controversial issue of what makes our meat halal or permissible.

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Islamic Insurer Closes

| 23/11/2009 | Reply
Islamic Insurer Closes

The first Islamic insurer to be based in the UK has closed its books.

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Somerset Couple Launch First Organic Halal Meat Business for Muslims

| 22/11/2009 | Reply
Somerset Couple Launch First Organic Halal Meat Business for Muslims

After
taking the plunge in their early thirties to split from the capital,
starting an organic halal meat business was the last thing on the minds
of Neil and Nikki. However after witnessing first hand the lack of
standards, ethics and principles in much of the halal meat industry
they decided to address the problem.

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